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  • New WSO – NCD Alliance Policy Brief Acting on Stroke and NCDs

    New WSO – NCD Alliance Policy Brief Acting on Stroke and NCDs In partnership with the NCD Alliance and our fellow Alliance members, the American Stroke Association, WSO recently launched a policy brief that aims to drive reduction in stroke mortality at national, regional and global level, by raising awareness on how best to address stroke prevention, treatment and longer-term support. Acting on Stroke and NCDs sets out key priorities for stroke in that will support delivery of the global target of reducing premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025. For WSO members and stroke stakeholders, the policy brief is a resource with which to raise visibility of key stroke issues in the context of national and regional NCD strategies, it is also a vehicle to support engagement and mobilisation of partners working in other disease areas who share common ground in relation to prevention and healthcare. The document sets out the impact of stroke globally, draws connections between stroke risk factors, comorbidity and gaps in current approaches, and sets out key areas for action which, if taken together would deliver a comprehensive and integrated approach to tackling stroke. How health care systems can respond to the challenge of stroke and NCDs Invest in prevention Given that 90% of strokes are linked to 10 modifiable risk factors, several of which are shared by a number of NCDs, investing human and financial resources in diagnosis, education and risk reduction will deliver advances across the board. Ensure access to acute and chronic speciality care People need to be treated in services and by clinicians in accordance with clinical practice guidelines for NCDs. Access to stroke units and to acute therapies is a backbone in stroke care, as is rehabilitation and long-term support. Strengthen the primary healthcare network Access to a solid primary healthcare network is essential to effective prevention and long-term treatment of stroke and other NCDs. Financial barriers and out-of-pocket costs for prevention, diagnosis and treatment needs to be reduced. Universal health coverage should cover essential diagnostic and treatment. Implement the WHO HEARTS Technical package Taking the seven steps set out in this package would ensure that the right medicine reaches stroke patients at the right time and place, and at an affordable rate.
  • WSO Newsletter - November 2018

    The November 2018 edition of the WSO Newsletter is now online, please click here to view it.
  • Results of WSO Executive Committee Elections 2018

    We are very pleased to announce the results of the WSO Executive Commitee Elections 2018. Please click here to view the list of newly elected WSO Executive Officers. 
  • WSO President calls for quick and decisive action on NCDs at UN High Level Meeting

    WSO President calls for quick and decisive action on NCDs at UN High Level Meeting On September 27, 2018 the UN world leaders are gathered to agree and commit to a programme of action to accelerate progress on NCDs. While the proposed outcome document for the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs doesn't go far enough, it is perhaps our best opportunity to date to address the diseases which - world-over - are most likely to kill us and cause immeasurable suffering. WSO President Werner Hacke will attend the meeting and has prepared this oral statement calling for fast and decisive action and offer support to Member States in their work to tackle the risk factors for stroke and other NCDs. President's Statement for UN High Level Meeting on Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, 27th September 2018 My name is Werner Hacke, a Neurologist from Germany and I speak here as the President of the World Stroke Organization. Every year, almost 15 million human beings die of stroke and many more survive with a lifelong burden of physical, cognitive, mental, and socio-economic impairment. This cruel tragedy leaves families desperate and could be avoided. Stroke is both preventable and treatable. Stroke shares the same risk factors as cardiac diseases and other NCDs such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, lack of exercise, alcohol abuse and unhealthy foods. These facts have been well known for decades and the solutions are obvious and cost effective, but actions are slow and reluctant. Any further delay caused by lack of political will and weak compromises, will result in a massive increase of patients suffering and dying from stroke and other NCDs, especially in poor societies. We have had enough futile discussions about facts that no one can seriously deny. For many scientists and NGOs, the proposed outcome document may look repetitive, timid and not like a big break through- but at least it's a signal. Its time to act now and take quick and clear decisions. Otherwise unnecessary premature deaths and suffering will grow dramatically, and the responsibility for this unfortunate development will rest with us. Therefore the WSO will support all member states in their efforts to improve prevention, get rid of dangerous lifestyles, provide access to medical services, broaden health coverage and access to essential drugs, not only for stroke.

WORLD STROKE ACADEMY
wso play The World Stroke Academy (WSA) is a elearning portal for the World Stroke Organization (WSO). it provides stroke information on a dynamic, and award-winning online, elearning platform for healthcare professionals with an aim to alleviate the global burden of stroke through the education of stroke practitioners worldwide.
WORLD STROKE CAMPAIGN
WSC-One-Voice-Logo resizedThe World Stroke Campaign works to raise awareness of stroke prevention, treatment and support. World Stroke Day on the 29th October provides a focal point for the campaign bringing together members, partners and stroke survivors to speak with one voice for stroke across the world

 http://www.worldstrokecampaign.org/

11th WORLD STROKE CONGRESS
Montreal, Canada, October 17- 20, 2018
Through its biennial congresses, the World Stroke Organization (WSO) strives to offer participants opportunities to refine their skills and knowledge in the field of stroke, as well as providing excellent networking opportunities and strengthening scientific collaborations to improve the care of stroke victims throughout the world.
 
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE
The International Journal of Stroke (IJS) is the flagship publication of the World Stroke Organization (WSO) and publishes high quality research articles, reviews and clinical trial protocols from around the world. IJS is dedicated to building a global stroke community, making it a global voice for stroke research and an excellent platform for sharing international stroke research.
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Excess stroke incidence in young Aboriginal people in South Australia: pooled results from two population-based studies: Anna Balabanski

Excess stroke incidence in young Aboriginal people in South Australia: pooled results from two population-based studies.

Retrospective data indicate increased stroke incidence in Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians, possibly with poorer outcomes. 

Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke and spoke to Dr Anna Balabanski from the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, corresponding author for the article Excess stroke incidence in young Aboriginal people in South Australia: pooled results from two population-based studies, this article  presents the first prospective population-based stroke incidence study in Indigenous Australians. 

The International Journal of Stroke and the World Stroke Academy are the flagship publication, and the education platform of the World Stroke Organization - please consider becoming a member.

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